Eric Vonn is a Guatemalan telenovela writer known for his unique and "different" storylines. A hallmark of his work is that the villains aren't usually in love with the protagonist (a cliché motive for characters in the average telenovela and something for which they have been criticized) and that most of his telenovelas seem to center more on the villains and their stories instead of the "good guys." Furthermore, he has a reputation for creating memorable villains for the network, such as Marcia and Don Chema in Tierra de Pasiones, Doña Ágata, Inés, and Elena in Pecados Ajenos, the demon in La Chacala, and most recently, the disturbing character of Doña Loreto in Cielo Rojo.
Tierra de Pasiones and Pecados Ajenos, two of his latest novelas, could be considered modern-day retellings of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, especially the latter, and are of the tragicomedic genre. They were also known for their unusual and controversial series finales. Vonn's work, usually considered black comedy, is full of double entendres, puns, violent scenes, explicit sex scenes, and satirical and sarcastic takes on Christianity. For example, in Pecados Ajenos, the villain Ágata would always ask the Virgin Mary that her latest murder go as planned and that her victim would go to hell. She would often say "As a Christian woman, I..." before saying something really un-Christian. This kind of dark humor and graphic scenes have caused his telenovelas to be aired in later time slots.
Additionally, Vonn's novelas greatly differ from other Hispanic writers' in that they typically take place in the United States and follow the lives of Hispanic-American characters facing contemporary issues, such as illegal immigration, LGBT acceptance among the conservative Hispanic community, difficulties getting into college, teenage drug abuse, sex, and subtle criticisms on religion.
Vonn uses black humor in his latest telenovelas with Telemundo and Azteca. The dialogues are full of ironic, sarcastic phrases, full of allegories and cynicism; the mimics of the characters must be the same way. The situations — whether it's gore, murder, or violence — are full of black humor which causes viewers to have different emotions at the same time. His novelas normally feature much physical and verbal violence, full of nude erotic scenes specially featuring villains. They are very realistic and close-to-real-life characters with their actions.
Protagonists are not the "main characters" of the novela: They have almost the same percentage of the scenes as villains or estelars. The best proof of this type of work are his late timeslot telenovelas Pecados Ajenos with Telemundo, Cielo Rojo and Vivir a Destiempo with Azteca. Tierra de Pasiones with Telemundo and Quererte Así with Azteca are a bit lighter, especially the ultimate one, because of earlier timeslot.
|2019||Cadena de Pecados||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, his own remake of "Pecados Ajenos", 140 episodes.|
|2016||Un día cualquiera||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay. 80 episodes|
|2015-2016||A que no me dejas||Televisa||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, his own remake of "Amor en silencio".|
|2013-14||Por siempre mi amor||Televisa||Original story, adaptation and screenplay, his own new remake of "Mi segunda madre".|
|2013-2014||Hombre Tenías que Ser||TV Azteca||Adaptation and Screenplay from Episode 56 till the end 105(Free Version)|
|2013||Vivir a Destiempo||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, 150 episodes|
|2012||Quererte Así||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, 120 episodes|
|2011-2012||Cielo Rojo||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, 170 episodes|
|2007-2008||Pecados Ajenos||Telemundo||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, 167 episodes|
|2006-2007||Amores de Mercado||Telemundo||Second part of the telenovela from existing story|
|2005-2006||Tierra de Pasiones||Telemundo||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, 172 episodes|
|2004||Piel de Otoño||Televisa||Remake of "Cicatrices del Alma"|
|2002||Súbete A Mi Moto||TV Azteca||Last 120 episodes of half hour each of existing story|
|2000-2001||El Amor No Es Como Lo Pintan||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay|
|1999-2000||El Candidato||TV Azteca||Collaboration on 170 episodes of half hour each from 250 total|
|1998-1999||Háblame de Amor||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay, 125 episodes|
|1997-1998||La Chacala||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay|
|1997||Al Norte del Corazon||TV Azteca||Co-author, 195 episodes of half hour each of 270 total|
|1996-1997||Tric Trac||TV Azteca||Original Story, Adaptation and 100 episodes of half hour each|
|1995-1996||Acapulco, Cuerpo, y Alma||Televisa||Based on a Story of Maria Zarattini, original screenplay|
|1993-1994||Valentina||Televisa||Free version of already existing story, last 80 episodes of half hour each|
|1990-1991||Amor De Nadie||Televisa||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay|
|1990||Días Sin Luna||Televisa||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay|
|1989||Mi Segunda Madre||Televisa||Original Story inspired by novel of Abel Santacruz, Adaptation and Screenplay|
|1987-1988||Amor En Silencio||Televisa||Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay|
|1986||Cicatrices del Alma||Televisa||Co-author of Original Story, Adaptation and Screenplay|